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ONTD_Political's PotD: June 3, 2010.

The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland proclaimed June 1 to be International Children's Day in 1925. It is not clear as to why June 1 was chosen as the International Children's Day: one theory has it that the Chinese consul-general in San Francisco (USA) gathered a number of Chinese orphans to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival in 1925, which happened to be on June 1 that year, and also coincided with the conference in Geneva. The holiday is celebrated on 1 June each year. It is usually marked with speeches on children's rights and wellbeing, children TV programs, parties, various actions involving or dedicated to children, families going out etc. It was adopted mostly by former and current Communist and Socialist countries. -- Wikipedia


A child plays on a slide at the Luneta Park in Manila on May 29, 2010. The El Nino weather phenomenon had started to weaken with at least one cyclone to pass through the country this month, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

A Cuban child uses his mobile phone at a beach on May 26, 2010 in Havana.

(STR | AFP/Getty Images)

Darlene Etienne, 16 is brought to hospital after being pulled alive from the rubble of a building in Port-au-Prince by a French rescue team on January 27, 2010. Severely dehydrated and so weak she could barely talk, Etienne managed a whispered 'thank you' to her rescuers after surviving for fifteen days.

(LAURENT ROCH | AFP/Getty Images)

Indian children enjoyed playing in the sand at the Juhu beach in Mumbai, as several parts of the country have been locked in a heat wave with temperatures well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Divyakant Solanki | European Pressphoto Agency)

An Israeli boy sits under a desk in a bomb shelter during an air raid siren drill at the Hashalom school in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Air raid sirens have sounded across Israel as part of a massive air raid drill. Citizens rushed to air raid shelters Wednesday in the public part of the four-day-long drill. Israel is practicing its response to a widespread rocket attack all over the country.

(AP Photo | Tara Todras-Whitehill)

A Palestinian boy, whose family house was destroyed during last major Israeli military offensive over Gaza in 2009, stands at the tent where his family has been living in Beit Lahia, on May 27, 2010 as the impoverished Hamas-run territory is engulfed by hazy weather and high temperatures.

(MOHAMMED ABED | AFP/Getty Images)

A boy shows a handful of candy that he found in a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince on January 27, 2010.

(FRED DUFOUR | AFP/Getty Images)

Teenagers jump into the Black Sea in the Russian resort town of Sochi, June 1.  Despite being a coastal vacation resort, Sochi is scheduled to host the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014.

(Igor Yakunin | AP Photo)

A boy ran past fishing boats anchored on the shore in Puri, India, on the Bay of Bengal’s Orissa Coast, after a cyclone alert. Cyclone Laila was expected to slam into the coast of southern India's Andhra Pradesh state from the Bay of Bengal as the region braced for the worst storm in 14 years.

(Biswaranjan Rout | Associated Press)

Two Chinese girls, dressed as angels, held hands while walking through the ocean park of the Beijing Zoo. In a speech for the annual Children's Day holiday, President Hu Jintao called for greater attention to be paid in protecting children. This year has seen violent attacks in schools in China.  

(AP Photo | Muhammed Muheisen)

A girl smiles as she goes to collect water at Cite-Soleil in Port-au-Prince January 27, 2010.

(REUTERS | Eduardo Munoz)

Two Chinese girls, center, react while eating in front of a house in a hutong, or a traditional alleyway of Beijing, China, Saturday, May 29, 2010.

(AP Photo | Muhammed Muheisen)

Pakistani boys look on as they attend a daily class to learn verses of the Quran at a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

(AP Photo | Vincent Thian)

Five-year-old Abby Zuiter walks through bubbles at the Decatur Baptist kids tent Sunday, May 30, 2010 during the Alabama Jubilee Hot-Air Balloon Classic in Decatur, Ala. Unfavorable weather conditions grounded the balloons.

(AP Photo | The Decatur Daily, Gary Cosby Jr.)

A premature baby, named Fred Jr., is carried to a scale to be weighed at the Project MediShare field hospital on the grounds of the Toussaint Louverture International Airport February 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

(Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images)

With notebooks on their heads, South Korean elementary school students crouch beside desks during an earthquake drill in Seoul, South Korea, May 13. Local governments across South Korea participated in a nationwide earthquake drill that was organized in the wake of the devastating quake in China and Haiti.

(Ahn Young-joon | AP Photo)

Chinese boys imitated body builders while playing around in a hutong, or alley, in Beijing.

(Muhammed Muheisen | Associated Press)

Pakistani mentally disabled youth Gilli asks for food as other inhabitants eat in the corridor of The Edhi Home in Karachi on February 24, 2010. Eight-year old Gilli is known with his single name to all the staff and inhabitants of the home. He is mentally retarded and luckier than two other children - Khalid and Bakhshi - who are physically crippled as well. The three children usually tied with a string of cloth and the other end of the cloth is fastened to the grille of a window in the corridor. The Edhi Home is home to hundreds of people addicted to drugs, a few dozen abandoned elderly people and at least three children -- physically and mentally retarded.

(Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI | AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian boy ran with a kite in an alley of Jerusalem's Old City.

(Maya Hitij | Associated Press)

A girl poses for photographers with a pair of butterflies, during a photocall at Kew Gardens in London on May 27, 2010. Kew Gardens' summer festival runs from May 29 to September 5, and they have added displays to their Prince of Wales Conservatory to illustrate the relationship between flowering plants and their pollinators.

(CARL DE SOUZA | AFP/Getty Images)

A skateboarder performs stunts in Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, May 29, 2010. Youths from outlying suburbs gather in groups to skateboard on streets and pavements in the city on the weekends.

(AP Photo | Denis Farrell)

A candle-light vigil and memorial held outside Melrose Houses in the Bronx, where for Imani Williams, 14, was stabbed to death.

(Alfred Giancarli | The Wall Street Journal)

Stanley Patz holds photos of his son Etan Patz at his home in SoHo. The DA’s office has reopened the investigation into the case of New York’s most famous missing boy, who disappeared 31 years ago.

(Katie Orlinsky | The Wall Street Journal)

Rebecca Michel Francois, 9, recently arrived in Mattapan, Massachusetts from Haiti, plays with other children during a snow flurry outside the Charles H. Taylor Elementary School in Mattapan on March 3, 2010.

(Globe Staff | Essdras M Suarez)

A boy washed watermelons in a canal before taking them to sell at a market in Jammu, India, Tuesday.

(Channi Anand | Associated Press)

A girl gathers flowers of rapeseed (brassica napus) in a field some 186 miles from Kiev prior to heavy rain on May 10.

(Sergei Supinsky | AFP/Getty Images)

A teacher threw a ball to children with cerebral palsy at the Palsigunung rehabilitation center in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday. The facility, founded in 1975, can house about 30 patients at a time.

(Beawiharta | Reuters)

A Chinese boy, chases bubbles while playing with other children at Beijing's Zoo park on International Children's Day in China, Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

(AP | Muhammed Muheisen)

A Chinese girl screams when she takes part in a "Who has the loudest voice" competition, in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province, as locals celebrate International Children's Day on June 1, 2010. A dramatic rise in prosperity has created "previously unheard-off possibilities for upward mobility" and in turn stoked pressures on children to do well at school.

(AFP/Getty Images)

A Bridesmaid and a boy enter a partially destroyed Catholic church in Port-au-Prince March 19, 2010.

(REUTERS | Eduardo Munoz)

A Chinese girl eats an ice lolly while visiting with her family to Beijing's Zoo on International Children's Day, China, Tuesday, June 1, 2010. President Hu Jintao called for greater attention to be paid in safeguarding children in a speech for the annual Children's Day holiday, in a year that has seen a slew of violent attacks in schools in China.

(AP | Muhammed Muheisen)

A girl slept next to rose bushes near the village of Rosino, Bulgaria.

(Vassil Donev | European Pressphoto Agency)

Kids play soccer on an open field at a squatter camp in Soweto, South Africa, Wednesday June 2, 2010. The Soccer World Cup is going to be kicked off on June 11.

(AP | Themba Hadebe)

A child takes picture of the bacteria images displayed inside a room during a tour on children day at the Science Museum in Beijing, China Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

(AP | Andy Wong)

A Chinese boy, left, reacts while he plays on a hydraulic transmission with his schoolmate during a tour on International Children's Day at the Science Museum in Beijing, China Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

(AP | Andy Wong)

School children watch their schoolmate playing the Three Dimensional Rolling Circle during a tour on International Children's Day at the Science Museum in Beijing, China Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

(AP | Andy Wong)

A group of Chinese parents help their babies exercise as they take part in an activity to celebrate the International Children's Day, in Beijing on May 31, 2010. The Chinese tradition of grandparents helping young couples with their kids still exists but is fraught with difficulties, from conflicts over how to raise the children to the fading strength of the elder generation.

(AFP / Getty Images)

A boy looks at the camera during a Sunday church service outside a displacement camp in Port-au-Prince January 24, 2010.

(REUTERS | Tomas Bravo)

Cambodian children lay in a hammock for sleeping at the sidewalk in Phnom Penh,  Cambodia, Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

(AP | Heng Sinith)

Jean Bertrand, 19, kicks a soccer ball during a physical therapy session with Handicap International on the grounds of the new Doctors Without Borders hospital March 1, 2010 in Sarthe, Haiti. The new hospital is under construction and will have beds for more than 300 people once it is finished.

(Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images)

Female inmates and their children await food donations from a local aid agency, at Prey Sar prison in Phnom Penh on June 1, 2010. The local human rights group LICADHO donated food to prisoners to mark International Children's Day. Cambodia has committed itself to end the worst forms of child labor  by 2016. This commitment was made last year during the World Day Against Child Labor,  by the Deputy Prime Minister of the country. The Royal Government has implemented steps to realize this goal.

(AFP / Getty Images | Tang Chhin Sothy)

Palestinian children sit in a basket pulled by a motorcycle in Gaza City on May 28, 2010.

(AFP / Getty Images | Mohammed Abed)

Afghan children greet a Canadian soldier with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, patrolling Salavat, Panjwayi district, southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, Monday, May 31, 2010.

(AP | Anja Niedringhaus)

Pakistani children smile for the camera after attending their afternoon class in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

(AP | Vincent Thian)

Bangladeshi children jump into the Buriganga river in Dhaka on May 31, 2010. Bangladesh is one of the poorest nations on the planet with 40 percent of its population living on less than 1 USD per day.

(AFP/Getty Images | Munir Uz Zaman)

An Indian woman rides a two-wheeler with two children who appear to doze off as they drive through a busy street on a hot afternoon in Hyderabad,  India, Monday, May 31, 2010.

(AP / Mahesh Kumar A)

Students, wearing uniforms for the occasion, take part in a Haitian Flag Day celebration in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, May 18, 2010. Haitians celebrate on Tuesday the 207th anniversary of the creation of their flag.

(AP Photo | Esteban Felix)

Children play and laugh while carrying a mattress to a shelter for people who has been evacuated from Cotalo, central Ecuador, Friday, May 28, 2010. The Tungurahua [Volcano] has been constantly erupting since 1999.

(Dolores Ochoa | AP Photo)

Indian children play at a water theme park, in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, May 27, 2010. Severe heat conditions continued in several parts of India.

(AP | Mahesh Kumar A)


For once, with utmost seriousness, I'd just like to say: Please--Think of the Children.
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